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Sep 22nd
Early
Nov 17th
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Jan 12th
Final
Creative Screenwriting
Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Screenplay Competition
2023
Active Since 2018
The goal of this contest is to discover great writers in 10 genres and to connect their authentic stories to our industry creative partners.
Accepting Features and TV Pilots
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About

We have teamed up with several creative partners looking for Features and TV Pilots with unique voices and original stories. Our goal is to build a slate of talented writers with clear voices to pitch to those contacts.

We are seeking unique perspectives in the following genres:
Action/Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family/Holiday/Young Adult, Mystery/Crime, Historical/Biopic, Horror/Thriller, Sci-Fi/ Fantasy and Western

Some of our current industry mandates include but are not limited to: Female Thrillers, Contained Elevated Horror, Grounded Sci-Fi, Kaufman-esque Mind-Benders, Young Adult, Drama, Comedy and original Holiday Stories. We also encourage writers with diverse or LGBTQIA stories to submit.

Show us your most original work!

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SUCCESS STORIES

Project in Development: Bernadett Belinda York’s female-driven, LGBTQ+ western WILD DATURA won its genre category in CS Unique Voices and is now in development, represented by Buffalo 8 & BondIt Media Capital. 


Gained 
Representation: After placing in the Quarter-Finals of CS Unique Voices, Joseph Mwamba won the Emerging Screenwriters Action & Adventure Screenplay Competition, and is now represented by Kate Prentice at 42 Management. 

Optioned, Hired and Represented: Semi-Finalist in CS Unique Voices, Travis Seppala, was hired to do a rewrite on a horror script for Distant Star Pictures. He has also signed with manager Kathy Muraviov of The Muraviov Company, and optioned his script SPLASHDOWN with an Australian production company.


Sold Script: 
Semi-Finalist in CS Unique Voices, Kim Hornsby's Christmas romance screenplay, CHRISTMAS AT SNOWFLAKE LODGE, sold to Crazy Legs Productions after negotiations by her representation at 5x5 Productions.

Hired and Produced: After placing as a Quarter-Finalist in CS Unique Voices , David Keith Miller has been hired by Creative Tank to write a thriller based on their treatment. His script LOST IN SABINA, produced by Kai Media and Creative Tank, has gained its lead role star attachment, and principal photography is slated for the fall.

General Meetings: Michael V. Lipoma’s comedy pilot F-YOU! I'm a Teacher placed as a Semi-finalist in CS Unique Voices and since has been requested by major productions resulting in general meetings.

Produced, Hired and Represented: Semi-finalist in CS Unique Voices, Jason Scott Goldberg’s cosmic horror film GLORIOUS was named a Top Film to Watch at Fantasia by Forbes. He has worked on assignments for DC Comics, MTV, Blumhouse and Top Dead Center Films and is currently repped by Zero Gravity Management.


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Prices & Deadlines

Nov 17th
Regular
Jan 12th
Final
Feature
$49.00
$69.00
TV Pilot
$49.00
$69.00

Benefits

PRIZES

Grand Prize (1 overall winner)
$3,000
The Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the Genre Winners and receive $3,000 Cash (includes $500 from Genre Winner category), a 60 Minute Pitch Consultation with Jess Hinds ($400 value), a 60 Minute Writing Consultation with the Editor of Creative Screenwriting, and a Featured Article on Creative Screenwriting. The winning script will be considered by Creative Screenwriter Productions and shared and promoted to industry partners looking to produce unique work.

Genre Winners (10 Total)
$500 Each
Ten outstanding writers will be selected, one from each of the ten genre categories, to receive $500 Cash and a class with Jess Hinds of Meditative Writing ($315 value). Winning scripts will be shared and promoted to industry partners looking to produce unique work. Genre Winners will go on to be considered for the Grand Prize.

A Class with Jess Hinds of "Meditative Writing"
Jessica S Hinds is an award winning writer, teacher and creator of Meditative Writing ©. Jess has mentored writers working on dozens of shows including MINDHUNTER, WEST WORLD, MAD MEN, LEVERAGE, CONSTANTINE, BROAD CITY, SNL, THE GOLDBERGS, BLUE BLOODS, GAME OF THRONES, XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS, OCTOBER FACTION, WATCHMEN, HIGH MAINTENANCE and more. Not to mention filmmakers who have seen their work place or win at Sundance, Austin Film Festival, Nicholl's Fellowship, Humanitas, as well as be nominated at the Emmys, the Oscars, and the Tonys.

2022 Grand Prize Winner on Coverfly

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Announcements

Mar 7th
Semifinalists
Apr 6th
Genre Winners
Apr 6th
Grand Prizes